Mike Bannister

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Mike Bannister
Born 1949 (age 67–68)
Nationality British
Aviation career
Known for Chief Pilot of British Airways' Concorde fleet

Mike Bannister (born 1949) is an airline pilot. He is most famous as the Chief Pilot of British Airways' Concorde fleet,[1][2] a post which he held from 1995 until its withdrawal from service in 2003.

He joined the British Airways crew of Concorde in 1977 where he became its youngest pilot. In his Concorde career Bannister accumulated around 9,600 Concorde flight hours almost 7,000 of which were Supersonic. Bannister captained the Concorde's retirement flight, from New York to London on October 24th 2003.[3]

Since the retirement of Concorde, Bannister has contributed significantly to the raising of over £350,000 for good causes by lectures, signings and personal contributions etc. Wishing to “Put Something Back” he is very active in the Voluntary/Third Sector including having taken on roles as a Chair of School Governors of an Independent School in Surrey, Corporate Non Executive Directorships, Anglican Church Lay PCC Chair and as a Trustee of a number of organisations, including Brooklands Museum, where he has recently been interim Chairman during an internal reorganisation.

He currently runs an Aviation Consultancy specialising in Airline Management, Operational, Safety and Security matters across a wide range of aircraft types and geographical locations.


  1. ^ "Concorde pilot Captain Mike Bannister head of BA Concorde fleet". Jeremyjosephs.com. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Concorde is Back!". concordesst.com. 7 November 2001. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "End of an era for Concorde". BBC News. 24 October 2003.